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Emergency Management

26 Mar 2020

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Prior Warning Notice issued for Velvet Strand Portmarnock

Fingal County Council has issued a Prior Warning Notice for Velvet Strand, Portmarnock for 4 to 7 days. Bathers are advised of the possibility of an increase in the levels of bacteria in the bathing water over the coming days due to expected heavy rainfall. 

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Fingal County Council has issued a Prior Warning Notice for Velvet Strand, Portmarnock. Bathers are advised of the possibility of an increase in the levels of bacteria in the bathing water over the coming days due to expected heavy rainfall. 

This is being raised as there is a forecasted yellow warning for thunderstorms and heavy downpours may occur.

The Notice states that to reduce the risk of illness, beach users should take the following precautions:

  • • Avoid swallowing or splashing water
  • • Wash your hands before handling food
  • • Avoid swimming with an open cut or wound
  • • Avoid swimming if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system

A bathing water sample is scheduled to take place on Monday 29th June and the results will be available 1st July and an update will issue at that point.

The Velvet Strand remains open but beach users are asked to respect the advisory notice as it has been put in place to ensure that the health of bathers is not compromised. 

Members of the public can check for water quality at any of the monitored bathing waters in Ireland in advance by accessing the EPA website at www.beaches.ie or by checking the notice board at the entrance to each beach.

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